Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic serves against Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia during their women's singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on September 25, 2018. Image Credit: AFP

Wuhan: Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Wuhan Open.

The fifth-seeded Kvitova sealed the match with one of 13 aces she hit on her way to beating the world No. 63 6-3, 6-4.

The Czech exacted some measure of revenge on Krunic, who had won the pair’s only previous meeting when she stunned Kvitova in the third round of the 2014 US Open.

Kvitova, who has won at Wuhan twice in the past four years, is looking to add a third title to her haul.

She advances to the third round, where she will face Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-2.